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#1 Texxann7396

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:20 PM


what do you do with your slingshot?


personally I target shoot with mine. But when I get the opportunity I love to hunt with it.

I was recently out deer hunting and it was 830-900 in the morning almost time to go,
I remembered I had my slingshot in my pack. There were a couple of squirrels underneath my feeder so I grabbed my sling and took my time with the shot, drew back put the squirrels head on my aim point put about 4-5 inches of hold over and released.
it was a clean shot to the head/neck at about 20 yards.

#2 honorary pie

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:25 PM

5 inches? why so much, do you have a very high anchor point or slow bands? I can't question your skill obviously but that doesn't quite make sense to me.. I don't shoot with an anchor so I never actively think about holdover, but your shots should go flat at 20yrds.. what was your setup?

#3 Texxann7396

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:32 PM

Slingshot. Bill Hays boyscout
Bands. 3/4 simpleshot black 9" slack
Ammo. 1/2" lead 175 grains
I have a 28" draw length
rough speed is 170-180 fps

#4 StretchandEat

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:42 PM

I didn't think 3/4 black bands would sling 1/2 inch lead that fast with that elongation ratio.. but then again.. I don't have a chronograph..

#5 honorary pie

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:31 PM

man, I use half inch lead all day, and at 300% (29/3) I cant see those bands those bands doin' 180... it can still kill , but that solves my holdover question.. you must practice with that setup often to have a calculated holder... double those bands and the holdover is gone, but so are squirrel heads..

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#6 Texxann7396

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:49 PM

Honorarypie
thanks for theverything info I'm going to get a couple double bands and try them out.

I do practice alot, I'm able to hit a 3" target at 20 yards 8 out of 10 times easily.

#7 Bill Hays

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:25 PM

By the way you descibe you shot and the way you did it... I can tell you know what you're doing already!

It took "me" quite a while to get good with a slingshot, but you newer guys are getting good MUCH faster!

 

And that's what modern slingshot design, along with the video tutorials available out there are doing.... making expert shooters in a matter weeks instead of months or years..



#8 Jonny Mac

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:53 PM

Alternatively drop your ammo size to 3/8" steel and keep a flatter trajectory and increased fps with your practiced single band set up. 

 

 






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